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A season to remember

Services of remembrance were held for local families in Pickens and Liberty on Saturday. In Pickens, Dillard Funeral Home hosted a service at its chapel, followed by a candlelighting ceremony at Hillcrest More »

Around 1,300 Clemson University students will receive degrees when the school holds its annual December graduation ceremony Thursday.

Clemson to award 1,300 degrees, honor alumnus

Around 1,300 Clemson University students will receive degrees when the school holds its annual December graduation ceremony Thursday. CLEMSON — Approximately 1,300 students will receive degrees when Clemson University holds its fall More »

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Happy environment, happy farm

Courtesy Caitlin Herrington/The Journal Pictured with his wife, Ann, Happy Berry farm owner Walker Miller was honored recently as the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Farmer of the Year. The Happy Berry wins More »

Colin Gilstrap of Pickens poses with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the World of Energy.

Holiday events at World of Energy draw hundreds

UPSTATE — The World of Energy in Seneca brought out hundreds of children and adults to celebrate the holidays. The education center’s second annual Festival of Trees is currently on display with More »

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MARYS House named to ‘Angels’ list

MARYS House representatives receive the 2014 Angels award from South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond. STATE — South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond recently released the annual “Angels” and “Scrooges” More »

School board delays capital needs vote

EASLEY — The Pickens County School board didn’t take a third and final vote on the district’s capital needs plan Monday night as scheduled.

The school district announced last week that the special called board meeting scheduled for Monday was canceled at the recommendation of its financial advisor. Third and final reading is now expected to take place after the refinancing of the installment purchase revenue bonds for

Delegation plans annual meeting

EASLEY — Members of the public will have a chance to make their voices heard when the Pickens County Legislative Delegation holds its annual meeting next month.

The delegation’s meeting is scheduled for Jan. 8 at the Carr Center at West End Hall in Easley, located at 201 S. Fifth St.

Reports from organizations and boards will be heard beginning at 5:30 p.m., and the floor will

A season to remember

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Liberty Mortuary

Liberty Mortuary

Services of remembrance were held for local families in Pickens and Liberty on Saturday. In Pickens, Dillard Funeral Home hosted a service at its chapel, followed by a candlelighting ceremony at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Liberty Mortuary also hosted its annual luminary ceremony at Liberty Memorial Gardens. Clockwise from above: Local residents

listen to speakers at the Liberty event.

Hillcrest Memorial

Hillcrest Memorial

Susan Pilgrim and Caroline Roper light a

Liberty Mortuary

Liberty Mortuary

candle for a loved one’s grave at Hillcrest. Christmas trees decorate graves at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Rev. Gene Lockaby delivers a Christmas message at Liberty Memorial Gardens.

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Former officials ask city for help with fire district

By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

brobinson@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — At Monday’s Pickens City Council work session, former mayor Ted Shehan and longtime firefighter Jim Porter shared their concerns about the county entering into the fire protection business.

“I want to make sure everybody knows how we got to the point where we are now,” Shehan said.

Cities in the county and volunteer fire districts provided protection for the past 50 years.

“It all started when the county said ‘we can do it cheaper and better than the city is doing,’”


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